As the clock ticks for federal employees and contractors to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4 or face weekly testing, Rep. David Valadao sent a letter Monday calling on President Joe Biden to set aside the mandates for economic reasons.

The Bakersfield chapter of the American Association of University Women and the League of Women Voters of Kern County will celebrate Women’s Equality Day from 2 to 4  p.m. Aug. 22 at Seven Oaks Country Club, ­located at 2000 Grand Lakes Ave.

Rep. David Valadao's vote Wednesday in favor of creating a commission to examine the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has again put the Hanford Republican at odds with his Central Valley neighbor and sometime ally in Congress, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, whose vote against the measure helped set the…

Local Republicans on social media pummeled Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, after he voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump, a move his ally and congressional neighbor Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, forgave him for and observers said may reflect the political realities of his d…

Reports have surfaced Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, privately urged President Donald Trump Monday to recognize President-elect Joe Biden won the election and accept that the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week were Trump supporters, not members of the leftist group Antifa.

News reports out of Washington raised a legitimate question this week about Rep. Kevin McCarthy: How is it the Bakersfield Republican missed one of the most politically delicate situations of the last four years — Monday's vote on whether to override President Donald Trump's veto of the Nati…

The Democratic challenger to Rep. Kevin McCarthy in the 2020 race for California's 23rd Congressional District seat, Kim Mangone, recently underwent cancer surgery and is now recovering in "great spirits," a member of her campaign staff reported Tuesday.

Kern County is still waiting for as many as 100,000 ballots to be counted, and we may reportedly not get updates until next week. This causes some uncertainty in down-ballot races where there may be razor-thin differences between candidates and the vote counts themselves might be low. The to…

Election Day has arrived, though that doesn't mean we will necessarily know the outcome of Tuesday's long-awaited vote right away. Here is some information about how to vote and what to expect once polling places close at 8 p.m. in California.

This election isn't like any other: all registered voters in California have already been mailed a ballot. But that doesn't mean that poll sites don't serve a valuable role on Election Day.Voters who have their mail ballot can surrender it at any one of the 150 poll sites set up around the c…

The bitter fight for California's 21st Congressional District seat only got more so Tuesday as the two candidates — incumbent Rep. T.J. Cox, D-Selma, and challenger David Valadao, R-Hanford — clashed over questions of honesty and how closely their opponent obeys his own party's leadership.

Local delegates to this week's 2020 Democratic National Convention say the event's new online format works well enough and that they are hopeful the party will turn dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump's performance into gains at the ballot box Nov. 3.

Coronavirus Cases widget

  • Positive Cases Among Kern Residents: 157,662

  • Deaths: 1,804

  • Recovered and Presumed Recovered Residents: 149,957

  • Percentage of all cases that are unvaccinated: 92.09

  • Percentage of all hospitalizations that are unvaccinated: 92.72

Updated: 11/30/2021. Source: Kern County Public Health Services Department

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